Thought that this might prove to be interesting… although I have to admit that I’m still using past photos. Just don’t seem to have the energy or inclination to pick up the camera and head outside with them.
First up is this dear little Gotz slate eyed waif in my very first N.Gould outfit…(although in those early days N.Gould was known by another name but which unfortunately I can’t now remember.)
Her red JJ bar shoes were Jean’s very first attempt at this style at my special request as, as many of my close Sasha friends, know I’m not a fan of the Mary-Jane shoes.
In second place today is Gotz waif Holly in another unusual N.Gould outfit, again purchased from the beginning of my Sasha collecting years….although I now see that I have replaced the original re-cycled heavier jeans for a lighter denim pair. (This was one of the photos that I was missing from last Sunday’s post.)
Another very similar and unusual N.Gould outfit, that again was missing from last week’s Ochre Eye post seen here on my first ochre eyed girl with Ruthsdolls distressed boots.
This was my very first Pinestreetstudio shorts outfit and it was because of Cindy’s individual style and flare that I bought that second one, featured below. She wears Ruthsdolls folk art shoes… but ordered without the folk art.
A very smart Pinestreetstudio shorts and top set with JJ sandals. I have always adored this unusual outfit with it’s mix of materials and was quite sad when it was asked to be bought last week…(but it is going to a lovely Sasha home where I know that it will be treasured.)
A Kelly Wenarsky customised Gotz modern pale skinned Stella, seen here in a Dollworks school pinafore with ABC 123 embroidery around the skirt hem and a pencil and pencil sharpener buttons. Red JJ sandals complete the look. (I don’t plan on ever parting with this sweet little unique outfit as it reminds me of my wonderfully rewarding teaching days.)
Pink/cream Ski outfit, using Susanna Lewis pattern, beautifully knitted by my local Sasha/ex head teacher friend with Ruthsdolls combat ski pants and JJ snow boots. (More of her delightful knitting to be shown in later posts.)
This really attractive fisherman’s oilskin outfit was one of the US Sasha Festivals gift outfits that I was lucky enough to purchase many years ago. (PS for Simply Sasha…this is Ross when he had his original hair!)
This was another of my favourite Pinestreetstudio outfits and really quite daring when I bought it nearly 20 years ago. (Since this photo was taken I have replaced those boots with some fab. distressed Ruthsdolls boots.)
Another of Pinestreetstudio’s dramatic outfits. How I loved Cindy’s work.
There is a little second chance story attached to this very pretty and dainty OOAK Petrana dress that I sadly missed winning first time (and by only £1 on eBay.) A year or so after Judith (DD) emailed me (thanks again Judith) to say that it had come back up for sale on Sashadolluk on the sales pages… and so I was finally able to purchase it after all. (A couple of months ago it was asked for back by it’s first owner… so two second chances have been achieved.)
Another charming US Festival souvenir that I was able to purchase with this miniature Chinese bowl and chopsticks that were presented as a table gift in a real Chinese food take-away carton seen here on my ex Gotz slate eyed ponytailed girl.
A Pinestreetstudio cape set which I have always thought looked stunning on this doll (although imo the lack of finishes on the scarf and beret let it down.)
Lastly for today two ‘very special to me’ commissioned Polo replica outfits by Ruthsdolls. Ross and Sasha Chon are seen here at Sussex Polo Club grounds on one of their fields that was named after me. How did that come about I can hear some of you asking! Well as a family we all try to give slightly unusual birthday presents to each other and so just before my 60th birthday, the Sussex Polo Club (where Chon was a member and also worked as secretary, umpire and commentator) had an Auction to raise money for Charity and the main prize was that you could choose to name their newest ground. Chon won it (although at large expense as you can imagine!) and as you can see named it after me.
This is the first replica outfit that I asked Ruth to make me a copy of as this was the shirt that Chon wore when her team, WILD THINGS, won The Joules Ladies Polo Championship. (This doll, as you can see here below looks so very like my daughter that I named her Chon.)
Here is the real Chon (second in from the left) and her team receiving their awards.
The second Polo outfit is this orange/black one that Chon designed (and had made up in Argentina when she was out there on a training course) for her own team, DARK HORSE. PS. for Simply Sasha. This is Ross again with his original, but now falling hair.
PPS. Please note that you are allowed, as seen here, to wear jeans when just practising on the fields but it HAS to be Polo Whites (as they are termed) and brown, (not black) boots in a match or tournament!
Here is the outfit on display at the 2015 Chat n’ Snap.
Here is Chon, in the orange helmet on Naranja, one of her ponies (wearing the orange leg bandages) playing in a couple of matches.
On this non Sasha, but ‘pleasant for me’ family note, I’m calling an end to this post as I know that I can, and tend to, go on and on adding photos…..!
Hope that you have enjoyed seeing some of my Broods ‘different’ outfits and which I will hopefully continue on in a couple more posts… if you’d like me too. Thanks for dropping by and enjoy next week, especially if you are on holiday.